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An Artist talk between Elly Heise and Ignazio Nicastro

Updated: Mar 23

Join us on March 25th at 7pm EST / 5pm MST for our first ever Virtual Artist Talk with Elly Heise, accompanied by ICC’s curator Ignazio Colt Nicastro. We will be walking you through Heise’s current exhibition Looking Back and discussing her practice on a deeper level. There will also be some time allocated at the end for questions from the audience.


Guests who are interested in attending can register in advance here. While the event is free to attend, we will be accepting donations on behalf of the Miywasin Friendship Centre.


At this time, we cannot provide closed captioning during the artist talk, however ICC will be sharing a captioned version of the talk once it has finished.



About the artist:


Elly Heise is a first-generation Canadian artist with Norwegian-German heritage. Heise attended the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in Photography. In the Spring of 2020, she graduated with her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Victoria. While continuing to actively practice and exhibit, she has also recently completed residencies in Switzerland and Portugal.


“Through my artistic practice I aim to highlight and explore the potential for a symbiotic existence between the various environments that we as humans are typically exposed to. Using the photographic medium, I investigate people’s innate desire to inhabit imagined space and question how this desire potentially impacts our relationship with physicality and self-awareness. I reflect on numerous spaces we must somehow learn co-exist with. The photoshopped images I make visually intersect natural spaces, digital realms, memory archives, and the human body. I invite the viewer to consider our existence with these intertwined spaces.”


To see more of Heise’s work, please visit her her Instagram (@ellyheise) or her website ellyheise.ca

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